RE: takes a licking, keeps on tracking (fwd)

From: Smigrodzki, Rafal (
Date: Fri Jan 11 2002 - 10:56:32 MST

Eugene Leitl [] quoted:

Kid's watch with integrated GPS and PCS messaging lets you track where
your child is:

Locks securely on the kid's wrist, so you don't have to go to the
trouble of having it implanted. Plus it's particularly accurate as a
timepiece. $399.

### If you go to, you will
find the description of a device which could very easily be modified to work
with a Wherify-like system to provide continuous monitoring of cardiac
function with automatic remote notification in case of heart arrest. This
might be extremely important to cryonicists, who might be monitored by their
cryonics provider, so that the cryonics team could be dispatched as soon as
death is detected and verified. If you live alone, a cardiac arrest in the
summer could mean help coming only when your body starts to decompose - the
ILR could mean a difference between life and death.

Judging by the prices of the above systems, this could become affordable for
the average consumer within a few years. While the market for cryonics
monitoring is much smaller than child and syncope monitoring, the
above-described systems would need very little modification. I wonder when
Alcor is going to start working on this.


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